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Janna Felt Zwerner Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 293

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Janna Felt Zwerner Family Papers will gain insight into the Zionist movement in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1919 - 1992

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Robert M. Travis (1900-1985) served as president of a revitalized Zionist District of Atlanta from 1937 to 1939. Under the prodding and by galvanizing the resources of like-minded Zionist leaders in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi, the Southeastern Zionist Region was formed in 1938 with Jake Felt as its first as its first president. On the subject of Zionism he was a well-rounded scholar, having studied and absorbed the teachings of the greatest writers and activists of the movement as well as the lessons of Jewish history. He often contributed to editorials in the local newspapers and wrote extensively on the topic of Zionism. The donor of this collection, Janna Felt Zwerner, was Mr. Travis’s granddaughter.


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The Janna Felt Zwerner Family Papers consist of material related to Robert Travis, who was active in the Zionist movement in Atlanta. The papers contain correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, and speeches.


The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Related Materials

Mss 040 - Zionist Organization of America, Atlanta District

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jeremy Katz in March 2014, and entered into ArchivesSpace by Lindsay Resnick in July 2020.

Janna Felt Zwerner Family Papers, Mss 293
March 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States